Mulvey lesson 8

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Mulvey lesson 8

  1. 1. Spot the difference…
  2. 2. Wallis – Dress to Kill campaign
  3. 3. Boticelli – The Birth of Venus
  4. 4. Freud & Lacan <ul><li>We construct our identities by looking at ourselves and at each other. As children we derive pleasure from looking at other people’s bodies – scopophilia . </li></ul><ul><li>The first time we fully see ourselves (in a mirror) is the first time we understand ourselves as people </li></ul><ul><li>Cinema allows as to look at other people without being seen ourselves. We enjoy this voyeurism . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Laura Mulvey - 1975 <ul><li>Feminist argument to make political use of conventional Hollywood film. </li></ul><ul><li>Film places woman as subordinate, inactive and limits them to narrow and two dimensional roles. </li></ul><ul><li>The audience are asked to take a male ‘point of spectatorship’ in most cinema </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Male Gaze <ul><li>Identification with the male lead. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>His actions become a surrogate for our own part in the narrative. We psychologically align ourselves with his point of view. He is the ideal ego. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectification of the male lead’s romantic interest. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The male lead desires the female form. As we are aligned with his point of view, the audience desire the female lead also. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What roles for women? <ul><li>The Madonna and the Whore </li></ul>Madonna Whore Object of reverence Purity ‘ on a pedestal’ Object of desire Sexual object Promiscuous
  8. 9. <ul><li>In your own words, describe the processes of looking that are happening in this picture. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Did I leave the gas on? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Guy blows her clothes off whilst the other woman looks on admiringly. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Cover up luv. Get yourself a new frock as lush as mine be like. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Yeah but what’re you lookin’ at? </li></ul><ul><li>Is you doggin’ I up? </li></ul><ul><li>But seriously…how are YOU being invited to ‘look’ at this image? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Evaluate! <ul><li>Mulvey was writing in the 1970s with a political agenda about Hollywood cinema. But are there still such narrow roles for women? What’s changed? What hasn’t? </li></ul>

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